MIAMI – A former
Johnson & Johnson employee claims he was wrongfully terminated from
receiving disability benefits by his insurer.
Ned Torres filed a
complaint on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Florida against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America
alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, he became
disabled due to medical problems from a surgery and was initially
approved to receive disability benefits. The suit states the benefits
were terminated in March 2016. The plaintiff holds The Prudential
Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly
upheld its decision to deny plaintiff's disability benefits despite
knowing he was entitled to the benefits and failed to properly
investigate the merits of his claim.
The plaintiff seeks payment
of disability benefits due to the plaintiff, reinstatement, all legal
fees, interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is
represented by Stephen F. Jessup of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer,
Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20962-DPG